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Beshear: "We are at an alarming point."

Aug 17, 2021

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By the end of the week, Kentucky will have more people hospitalized than at any point during the pandemic...that was the message during Governor Andy Beshear's COVID-19 update Monday.

The commonwealth currently has a positivity rate of 12.4%, with 25 deaths being reported in the past three days.  The data shows the average age of those being affected is continuing to decrease.  Beshear listed several victims he says were taken far too young.

Beshear expressed concern over hospital capacity during the update as well.  He says with so much staff having to focus on COVID patients, it could create dire situations for those who have become ill or injured due to other reasons.

The Governor's full update can be viewed here.